THE second in a series of big-screen heritage film nights will take place at the Pendle Hippodrome Theatre in June.

The Colne venue showed old films of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal as part of a special event last year. One of the people involved with that project was Martin Cleaver, from Foulridge Canal Cruises.

He has now teamed up with the theatre, in New Market Street, to compile a programme of classic and factual films to be shown this year.

He said: “To project these films in the 100-year-old Edwardian atmosphere of the Hippodrome makes the night even more special.

“This is the last year that cinemas are able to get new films in 35mm format and by the end of the year cinemas will be digital, and although it’s the end of an era for film, digital quality and sound is outstanding.”

On June 14, the film ‘The Man in the White Suit’, starring Alec Guinness, will be screened.

Some of the footage from the 1951 film was shot in Colne.

It will be accompanied by other short documentaries and clips of local interest.

Tickets are £5 from the theatre’s website or 01282 863210.